Can intentions spoil the kindness of a gift ?-An experimental study

@inproceedings{Strassmair2009CanIS,
  title={Can intentions spoil the kindness of a gift ?-An experimental study},
  author={Christina Strassmair},
  year={2009}
}
Consider a situation where person A undertakes a costly action that bene…ts person B. This behavior seems altruistic. However, if A expects a reward in return from B, then A’s action may be motivated by the expected rewards rather than by pure altruism. The question we address in this experimental study is how B reacts to the intentions of A. We vary the probability, with which the second mover in a trust game can reciprocate, and analyze e¤ects on second mover behavior. Our results suggest… CONTINUE READING